Day 4 CS Vetting in, Ezekiel Machogu to be vetted in later today
As President Ruto’s CS nominees vetting kicks day 4, top politician CS nominees are expected to be vetted in today. These include Rebecca Miano (EAC), Ababu Namwamba (Sports), Eliud Owalo (ICT), Mithika Linturi (Agriculture) and Ezekiel Machogu (Education). By the time of this publication, Mithika Linturi, former Meru Senator and gubernatorial aspirant Mithika Linturi was being vetted in where he gave his key concerns on transformation of the agricultural sector. Linturi was nominated as the Cs for agriculture and livestock.He noted that the youth should be active drivers in agriculture and that there is a need to re-engineer ways of conducting agriculture in all sectors.
“The youth should be active drivers in Agriculture. Some of them have taken Agriculture as a punishment, they are afraid of dirt. I want to encourage the youth to get into the farms. We cannot be crying about lack of food if we are not feeding ourselves,” he said.
“We need to re-engineer our ways of conducting Agriculture in all sectors. Considering Agriculture is a devolved function, I will have a serious sitting with governors and CECs (Agriculture) to draw a plan to transform the sector,” he added.
Photos: Courtesy//From left Cabinet Secretary nominees: Rebecca Miano (EAC), Ababu Namwamba (Sports), Eliud Owalo (ICT), Mithika Linturi (Agriculture) and Ezekiel Machogu (Education)
Ezekiel Machogu could be another man to watch in President William Ruto's Administration following his appointment as Cabinet for Education.
Machogu becomes the third individual from the larger Gusii Region to be appointed to the Education Docket which is one of the most powerful dockets in Government.
Machogu unsuccessfully vied for the Kisii Governor seat on the UDA party ticket where he lost to ODM's Simba Arati.
He mounted a spirited campaign for his bid and that of President Ruto despite having complained of harassment and intimidation from state agencies.
During his tenure as MP Nyaribari Masaba (2017-2022), Machogu was credited for having funded several schools in his Constituency to completion.
Mr. Machogu was born in 1955 and raised in Nyaribari Masaba in Kisii County in the former Nyanza Province. He attended his primary education in Nyaribari Masaba before proceeding for his O-Level Certificate in Nduru High School in 1974 and thereafter joined in Agoro Sare High School for his A-level studies. Between 1976 and 1979, Machogu attended the University of Nairobi for his undergraduate studies and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Bachelor of Arts.
If approved by the national assembly, hon. Ezekiel Machogu will be tasked with the review of the Competency Based Curriculum (CBC) which was launched by his predecessor Prof. George Magoha.